Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang
Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang

Everest deaths: mountaineer calls for introspection, says hordes up high need to ask themselves ‘why?’

  • Adrian Hayes distinguishes between internal significance and external recognition and encourages others to look in the mirror before climbing
  • He worries that other mountains could also become dangerously packed when Everest becomes passe

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang
Queues form on Everest as there is a rush for the peak when the weather window opens. Too many permits and not enough experience produce fatal traffic jams. Photo: Gesman Tamang
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